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Old 03-11-2012, 06:38 PM   #11
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Dec 2010
dundee, Oregon
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Do you control the pH of your sparge water ?

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Old 03-11-2012, 10:27 PM   #12
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Atlanta, GA
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Originally Posted by shutupjojo
Do you control the pH of your sparge water ?
No. I just use my municipal water supply. From what the guy at the water treatment plant said I should have no issues. I assume the pH is close to 7.
A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it is better to be thoroughly sure. -Czech proverb

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Old 05-07-2012, 03:06 PM   #13
May 2012
Windsor, Pennsylvania
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Any resolution to this? My beers have all beer darker than I want. Yesterday I brewed a summer lager with about 9 lbs of Pils and 1lb of honey malt. The beer had a burnt orange color in the carboy. Will the color eventually settle or am I screwed?

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Old 05-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #14
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It most likely is not too hard of a boil that is the issue; however, it very well could be the "pre-boil" heating causing the carmelization of the wort.
With light color beers, it is important to stir constantly until a boil is reached to prevent the wort at the bottom of the kettle from superheating and carmelizing, while the upper surface remains cooler.
Constant stirring will help equalize the temperature of all the wort while it is rising to a boil. Once boiling, it will stir itself.

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